FA Cup Final Tweets Show Just How Global Arsenal vs. Hull Showdown Was

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMay 19, 2014

Arsenal's soccer team players parade through the street of London Sunday, May 18, 2014, aboard an open top bus in celebration of their English FA Cup win. Aaron Ramsey scored in extra time to clinch a 3-2 victory over Hull on Saturday, making Arsenal FA Cup Winners for the fifth time in Arsene Wenger's 14-year  tenure as coach of The Gunners.(AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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The FA Cup final usually brings with it plenty of talk about how much of a showpiece the event is—not just in its homeland, but also worldwide.

An impressive Twitter animation proves as much.

Simon Rogers, Twitter data editor, put together the images. If you click on the link in the tweet below, you can see the animation of the Twitter activity explode into life.

How the #FACupFinal played out on Twitter across the world: animated map http://t.co/MVK4978nOm pic.twitter.com/0XwTGQX47u

— Simon Rogers (@smfrogers) May 18, 2014

Rogers also wrote a piece for the Guardian in which the methodology was explained:

Geotagged tweets mentioning FA Cup finalists Arsenal and Hull City has been mapped by Twitter data editor Simon Rogers using CartoDB. The red dots represent Arsenal, while the blue dots represent Hull City. Use the animated map below to see how the FA Cup final was played out in tweets around the world.

Unsurprisingly, Arsenal red dominates the colour map, but the scale and worldwide nature of the tweets show just how many corners of the world the English game reaches.